Latest posts by Verdun

Too cold to plant out now?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:09


what plants are they?  What size.....what size pots?   Were they outside when you bought them?

I am currently planting out stuff that has been growing in pots outside and not too small.  Hardy plants of good size will be fine

repotting is fine too  compost wont be "too cold" at all 

Shakes you...

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 16:08

yes agree.  Takes away all belief in a pleasant divine being.  In contrast, you can see the very best of people in such circumstances. 

suggest small to medium plants/shrubs for year around interest

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 16:04

Yep Newb, grow gaura from seed or buy small plants online over the winter.  

remember they are later flowering plants.  So many plant them out too early.    The white varieties are vigorous too ......mine grew 5  to 6' tall and widthways ...... so  I trim them back in May to produce sturdier, stockier plants.  The pink flowered varieties lack the elegance of their white counterparts having a more compact habit so bear this in mind.  The white will obscure plants behind them;  the pink wil not.

still have gauras across my garden.  Would not be without them. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 08:49

But mortgage rates are sooooo low right now! 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 08:40

Will you buy them for me please Joyce?       I did say "please" 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 08:21

Will look superb lilysilly

don't have camassias but you have tempted me 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 23:29

Totally Tangerine is by far the best geum available I think.  Anyway the only one I want to grow.  Problem free, slug free and evergreen. It doesn't set seed....I flowers forever (it flowers over the winter down here).  The plant can be divided regularly....from one plant I have several large specimens all providing those delicious orange flowere.  Nothing quite like it.

like lilysilly I like to grow it with blues.......from anchusas and blue flowering brunneras in spring through to blue asters and salvias now.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 23:20

Not mad at all.....3 men with connections to the elite european  system have ruled against the decision of the people.  So they are enemies of the people.  They have successfully over ruled the vote by millions to leave the EU.

Even so there must be many  on this forum who take the Mail and are simply turning a blind eye to being insulted on this forum.  we have been called cretins and worse today.  I am not one to be accused without speaking out

I spoke out because I received several pm's today to look at the Forkers Thread, a thread I avoid because of issues like this. When I looked at the Forkers thread I read of one person "hating" just about everything. 

This is a garden forum.  Unless I am asked to again I will not read the Forkers Thread  


Posted: 04/11/2016 at 22:19

if you want reliable flowering,,huge flower heads from June to now grow the Paniculata hydrangeas 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:30

Orange for me too lilysilly.....

orange kniphophias, agastaches,,dahlias, cannas, watsonias, heleniums, etc.

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